West Babylon, N.Y.-based Micelli Chocolate Mold Co. has acquired Edgewood, N.Y.-based Aztec Tool Co. Inc. to add in-house toolmaking and molding capabilities and it also has plans to eventually relocate there.
The strategic acquisition gives Micelli access to commercial and industrial toolmaking and injection molding capabilities from presses ranging from 75-1,500 tons of clamping force to support its low-volume, high-custom chocolate and confections molding business.
Aztec will benefit from engineering resources, extended design and prototyping capabilities, and increased capacity in computer numerically controlled machining and manufacturing, according to a news release about the deal.
The acquired company has been renamed and rebranded as Aztec Tooling & Injection Molding Co. to reflect its expanded capabilities.
Micelli officials will move the West Babylon operations in phases to Aztec's modern 25,000-square-foot facility in nearby Edgewood. Production won't be disrupted, according to the release.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.